Planning to freeze your garden vegetables? Whether you grow your own or buy from a local farmer, here’s a list of tools I love to use in my kitchen for freezer preserving!
Stainless Steel Stockpot with Colander
A stainless steel stockpot with a colander insert will make it easy to remove blanched vegetables. Just lift the colander and dump the contents into cold water for cooling!
Get a 12 quart stockpot HERE
A Slotted Round Spoon
Sometimes you’ll want to test vegetables for softness as they’re blanching on the stovetop. A slotted spoon makes it easy to remove a vegetable or two for testing.
Get a stainless steel spoon HERE
Ziploc Freezer Bags for Storage
Heavy duty Ziploc freezer bags will protect your produce from oxygen, making it last longer in the freezer.
You can get 1 gallon bags HERE
Get 1/2 gallon bags HERE
Get quart size bags HERE
Sharpies for Labeling Your Freezer Bags
Be sure to label your freezer bags with the vegetable type and the year/date. Sharpies are the best way to make sure you keep your frozen vegetables organized!
Get a pair HERE
Boxes or Milk Crates for Freezer Organization
Keeping frozen vegetables can be a challenge, especially when you have a chest freezer! Use old fruit boxes or some of these stackable milk crates to store your vegetables according to type.
Get milk crates HERE